Armor All Wash and Wax

Let me start off by saying, "WOW"! Armor All wash and wax detailer was a pleasant surprise! Not being a huge fan of interior dressings, and since Armor All is synonymous with dressing, I started out with a slight negative bias towards this product. Having been in the business as long as I have, and having tried so many products over the years, this product is truly revolutionary. But before you get your hopes up, I will also have to add that there is one major drawback to this waterless wash and wax product that I will go more into detail about in a moment. If you are new to the concept of waterless wash and wax products you can become more informed at my waterless auto detailing page.

  • As easy to use as easy can get.
  • Safe for all materials including textured black vinyl trim pieces.
  • Can be used in direct sunlight.
  • Perfect for creating that just waxed look in the fraction of time of traditional wax applications.
  • Out-gassing is the big deal breaker with this one!


Unfortunately just like every other area of life, the quest to find the winning combination is not an easy find. You find that often you simply trade in one benefit for another; this is the case with this Armor-All product and comes in the form of out-gassing. In case you are unfamiliar with this common problem, it is when the chemicals of the product react to the environment and create a ghosting or shadowing effect on your car paint in the form of a haze.

Darren's Professional Tips

If you are a big fan of Armor-All already and have a light colored car, then perhaps this product would be acceptable since it is so easy to use and any out-gassing would not be an issue with any lighter colored cars. But if you love the idea of the many waterless wash and wax products like this one from Armor-All that are now available on the market, then let me offer a better alternative below;and once again, it comes from the big name of Meguiar's.

Armor-All Wash and Wax Alternative

The following product from Meguiar's will perform at both the retail and professional level.

Meguiars Ultimate Wash & Wax Anywhere 26 oz.

Meguiars Ultimate Wash & Wax Anywhere 26 oz.

  • Excellent waterless wash and wax product.
  • Safely remove dirt and grime while producing incredible shine all without a drop of water and the use of a couple of micro-fiber cloths.
  • Safe for all surfaces; non-staining formulation. Safe for black trim pieces.

Darren's Armor All wash and wax summary

If you have spent any amount of time on my detailing sites, you may have noticed a theme with my recommendations of products....Meguiar's. As I have said many times these picks do not represent the only solutions, just a simplified solution that fits into my theorem:

  • Detailing made simple.
  • Products that are easy to get.
  • Products that can produce professional grade results.
  • A solution based on specific products that don't overwhelm you with too many choices.

With all that said, Meguiar's is a quality company that continues to produce amazing products that are competitively priced and easy to get.

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